Talk:Circuit Lab

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I think this page should at least explain the event. It only has learning material. I came to learn what the event is about and what you do but it wasn't there. Knittingfrenzy18 21:48, 24 May 2012 (EST)

Once we get the rules, that will be added. Unfortunately, I personally do not know exactly what it's about, but the wiki gives a good knowledge base. Eaststroudsburg13 11:41, 26 May 2012 (EST)

I added almost all of the information listed in the trial rules in preparation for the new rules to be release in September. iwonder 8:24, 05 August 2012(CST)


Can we aim to keep away from sentences that would be too confusing? "They then flow around the whole circuit, la la la, and arrive back at the positive end. Capeesh?" Getting that Informal, doesn't really help get a point across, and most likely will cause a bit too much confusion. I don't mind informal, or conversation type wiki pages, but if if is causing confusion, it really is not being overly helpful. --Robotman (talk) 10:19, 26 October 2012 (CDT)


Cleanup tag for this page mainly applies to the following:

  1. Overuse of first or second person in certain sections
  2. General organization of page: layout is slightly confusing, especially with "Other Topics" being lumped together, and "Sources" being its own heading
  3. Either merging short AC Power and Solving Resistor Circuits pages with the main page, or moving these to the typical Event/Topic format.

--EastStroudsburg13 (talk) 15:18, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

As of now, the organization of the page has been greatly improved thanks to Raxu and Unome; remaining cleanup mainly deals with overuse of first or second person in some sections. Also, there should always be a space before a left parenthesis. EastStroudsburg13 (talk) 15:03, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Symbol for Voltage

In this page and in Solving Resistor Circuits, [math]E[/math] is used for Voltage. Is it more common and intuitive to use [math]\Delta V[/math] (common among courses in NY and accessible to ones familiar with [math]V[/math] for Voltage), or [math]U[/math] (common in International books I've read and in some college textbooks)?

According to my sources, [math]V[/math] is more commonly used for Voltage in the context of circuits, whereas [math]E[/math] generally represents electromotive force (EMF). In the interest of consistency, [math]V[/math] should be used for Voltage wherever possible. Good catch. EastStroudsburg13 (talk) 16:33, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

AC Circuit Theory

The rules say that AC Circuit Theory is not aloud, but I still see small pieces of AC Circuit knowledge needed for things. How deep into AC Circuit theory is considered a violation of the rules? daydreamer0023 (talk) 17:04, 3 June 2019 (EST)